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A Survey of Campaign Finance and Lobbying Laws in the 50 States, District of Columbia, New York City, and Seattle

March 19, 2019  •  By Eric Wang  •    •  , , , ,

The Institute for Free Speech (“IFS”) has reviewed the laws in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, New York City, and Seattle regulating speech about government to determine how much of a regulatory burden each jurisdiction imposes on this core First Amendment activity. The following analysis examines each state’s laws according to 12 major issues (several of which are comprised of multiple sub-issues) that are regulated under this area.

Democrats’ Anti-Super PAC Rhetoric Hurts Democratic Voters

April 25, 2019  •  By Scott Blackburn  •  

Super PACs are good for democracy. This statement should not be controversial, but sadly, political realities have made it so.

South Dakota Out-of-State Donor Ban Ruled Unconstitutional

May 9, 2019  •  By IFS Staff  •  , , ,

A federal judge has ruled unconstitutional South Dakota Initiated Measure 24, a state law which would have banned Americans from other states from contributing ...

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